Kerala Tourism tweet inviting Karnataka MLAs deleted

  • Kerala Tourism tweet inviting Karnataka MLAs deleted

Kerala Tourism tweet inviting Karnataka MLAs deleted

As the "resort politics" returned to Karnataka with a bang, the Eagleton resort near Bidadi is getting decked up to receive Congress MLAs. Kanakapura MLA-elect D K Shivakumar led MLAs in a luxury bus to Eagleton Resort.

Partywise, 42 (41 percent) of the 103 MLAs from the Bharatiya Janata Party, 23 (30 percent) of 78 Congress MLAs and 11 (30 percent) of 37 Janata Dal-Secular MLAs declared criminal cases against them in their affidavits. The percentage of Congress and JD (S) MLAs with criminal background has gone down from 31% to 30% and 31% to 30%, respectively. This prompted the Congress and JD (S) to send their MLAs packing to a resort in order to avoid them from defecting from their coalition. It isn't clear where the BJPMLAs are.

The tweet may have been a jibe at the politically chaotic times in Tamil Nadu, when 120 AIADMK MLAs were isolated for days at a resort outside Chennai by VK Sasikala, who wanted to prevent anyone joining "rebel" O Panneerselvam. A similar plan of action was adopted by the Congress in the same year at the time of the Gujarat state assembly elections when it flew 44 of its MLAs to the Eagleton Golf Resort in Bengaluru ahead of a Rajya Sabha poll in the state. To keep its bte noireBJP at bay, Congress has lent its support to the JDS.

The prospects of newly MLAs being corralled at a resort was subject of a tweet that literally became a meme on Wednesday after lection results were announced.

Even as all eyes stayed glued to the twists and turns in the counting of votes and political parleys in Karnataka on Tuesday evening, a tweet by Kerala Tourism seemingly stole the limelight.

As the battle to form government in Karnataka heats up, the Kerala Tourism through a tweet (now deleted) made an offer to the newly-elected Karnataka MLAs facing the melee of a hung verdict to cool-off in Gods Own Country! The tweet has since then been deleted.